Our Family

Our Family of Businesses

Many things have changed since our family first settled in the Dakota Territory, but not everything.

Today, through the Prairie Berry family of businesses, we pay homage to our family’s winemaking history and to the beer-making traditions of the region’s early settlers.

We’re still handcrafting wine and beer using family recipes passed down over the generations as well as regional recipes.

A group enjoys a free wine tasting at Prairie Berry Winery near Hill City, South Dakota.

Prairie Berry Winery

Prairie Berry Winery became South Dakota’s second commercial winery in 1999 and was named after those prairie berries that Anna found growing in Dakota Territory long ago.

Sandi handcrafts each wine on-site in the winery’s production area, often using passed down family recipes.


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Guests enjoy a pint of beer at Miner Brewing Company near Hill City, South Dakota.

Miner Brewing Company

We opened Miner Brewing Company in 2013 and chose that name to pay homage to the early Black Hills settlers, miners and brewers.

The brewery was a natural fit and next step for us. In fact, our owners hatched the idea for Prairie Berry Winery while enjoying a few pints of chokecherry beer that they had brewed at home in Mobridge, South Dakota.

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Guests in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, can enjoy Miner Brewing craft beer and Prairie Berry Winery wines at our Taproom located at the Western Mall.

Miner Brewing Co. and Prairie Berry Winery Taproom

In 2018, we opened the doors at the Miner Brewing Company and Prairie Berry Winery Taproom in Sioux Falls, bringing our award-winning wines and an array of craft beers to our friends on the eastern side of the state.

Located in the Western Mall, our Sioux Falls taproom also features a small-batch pilot brewing system for brewmaster Sandi to develop new beers.

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